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Apply for an Internship with a Major Media Outlet!

Each year, ISI’s Collegiate Network offers paid summer internships and postgraduate, yearlong fellowships at prominent media outlets to promising student journalists. These positions offer you writing opportunities at some of the nation’s leading publications. This highly competitive program is open to any ISI student member who is seriously considering a journalism career. 

Training and Support

The CN offers all interns and fellows career-development assistance both informally and formally through various events and programs, including:

Intern/Fellow Training Workshop

In the spring, the incoming class of interns and fellows attends a weekend-long seminar featuring briefings with professional journalists, including former CN Fellows, who offer advice on advancing in a journalism career. Topics include pitching stories, fact-checking, cultivating sources, multimedia tips, journalistic ethics, and newsroom etiquette.

Alumni & Friends Reception

In the summer, the CN hosts its annual public reception in Washington, D.C., for all current students, alumni, and friends of the CN, regardless of their professions.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in applying for either a yearlong fellowship or a summer internship, please submit the following to Sarah Albers, managing director of the Collegiate Network:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • 3 writing samples
  • College transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • 2 letters of recommendation

All applications are due January 31. 

Questions? Contact Sarah Albers at salbers@isi.org or at 302-524-6121.

Summer Internships

Students who are accepted for a summer internship receive stipends of approximately $5,000 for 10 weeks of work at a prominent media outlet. Most internships begin in late May or early June. To apply for an internship, you must be entering the next academic year as a rising sophomore, junior, or senior. You should demonstrate an active interest in pursuing a career in journalism, and have some prior experience (this can include writing for a local or campus publication). 

Submit your application to Sarah Albers at salbers@isi.org by January 31. 

Yearlong Fellowships

Recent graduate who are accepted for this fellowship receive stipends of approximately $35,000 for a one-year position at a prominent media outlet. You must have obtained a BA/BS in any subject by the time you begin your fellowship and be interested in pursuing a career in journalism after graduation. Most fellowships start in June and last an entire year. 

Submit your application to Sarah Albers at salbers@isi.org by January 31. 

Current Publications for Internships and Fellowships

Please note: The number of internships and fellowships offered varies from year to year. 

  • USA Today
  • National Review
  • The Weekly Standard
  • Dallas Morning News
  • Houston Chronicle
  • The Daily Caller 
  • The Hill
  • New York Post
  • Washington Examiner
  • Washington Free Beacon
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • Raleigh News and Observer
  • Orange County Register
  • Detroit News
  • Campus Reform